Sophie Anderton

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Testimonial

"I am supporting Brain Tumour Awareness as, having met Lisa, I have been saddened by the lack of funding, research, education and support for these types of tumours. Her courage, strength and positive attitude has inspired me and my friends to get involved with her charity."

Model - Sophie Anderton

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Biography

Sophie Anderton was born on 14 May 1977 in Bristol.

Sophie Anderton attended Redland High School for Girls in Bristol between 1988 and 1993. At the age of 11, she sustained serious injuries in a car accident necessitating some 18 operations from which she took four years to recover. In 1993 she briefly attended Bristol Cathedral School before becoming a model at age 16.

She became famous in 1996 after appearing in the provocative Gossard Glossies "Girl in the grass" national advertising campaign shot by Herb Ritts, with the strapline "Who said a woman couldn't get pleasure from something soft?". The campaign attracted a record number of complaints (321) to the Advertising Standards Authority, none of which were upheld. The ASA later found out that the majority of complaints came from women who had never seen the ads, and had been encouraged to write in by an outraged newspaper columnist.

Earnings of £30,000 per week propelled her into the ranks of the it-girls and allowed her to lead a lifestyle of parties, drugs and sex. The UK tabloid press reported this in detail, even more so when she became addicted to cocaine, had a tumultuous affair with footballer and fellow addict Mark Bosnich.

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 Campaigns
* Gossard 1996
* Completing the Flora London Marathon.
* British Berries summer fruits campaign 2006.
* Maxim magazine.
* Peacocks (retailer) - Breast cancer awareness.
* La Senza's Christmas collection (November 2006)
* Fake bake

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Reality TV

In 2004, Anderton was a contestant on the fourth series of ITV's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, where she came fifth and was remembered for having a disagreement with singer Natalie Appleton.

She has also taken part in Simply the Best and a celebrity edition of the UK version of Fear Factor. In 2005, she appeared in the programme Cold Turkey which followed her attempts to quit smoking cigarettes alongside Tara Palmer Tomkinson. She later became the face of the SOS Instant Quit Programme which consists of a mouth spray which makes smokers feel sick at the smell and taste of cigarette smoke. She has since resumed the habit.

In 2006, Anderton was a contestant on the second series of ITV's Love Island. Known as Me-Me by the show's presenters, Fearne Cotton and Patrick Kielty, she was covered extensively in the press as being emotionally unstable, crying relentlessly and being highly self-absorbed. She fell out with friend, Lady Victoria Hervey, after Anderton transferred her affections from Shane Lynch to Hervey's island interest Chris Brosnan. After a long discussion expressing how upset she was with her former friend's behaviour, Hervey then poured a bottle of wine over Anderton's head. Anderton was evicted from the show on 25 August.

Sophie Anderton appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 22 September 2006, and announced that she was about to star in a new TV series. The series was later announced as Sky One's Cirque de Celebrité, but had to quit after she sustained ligament damage.

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